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Table of Contents What is a dysfunctional family 2 What are the stressors of healthy vs dysfunctional families 3 Economic social and cultural factors 3 What are the long-term effects 4 Bibliography 5 Primary Research Survey 6 Analysis of Results 9 Familyhousehold structures and strategies are very diverse worldwide and their response to processes of economic and political change is equally diverse In other words if there is a crisis in the family it can only be a multiple set of crises in many different families UNRISD 1 The outcome is the decline of the traditional male-breadwinner families into what society today calls the dysfunctional family But first what is a dysfunctional family To define this term we must first know what constitutes a functional or healthy family Therefore the opposite of those characteristics would define what a dysfunctional family is Pierce 1 The factors that lead to dysfunction in the family will be looked at in a political economic perspective and how it affects the family unit What is a dysfunctional family According to LuAnn Pierce the term dysfunctional family is difficult to define because it must be understood as being opposite of what constitutes a functional or healthy family Notwithstanding cultural economic or social factors characteristics of a healthy family include the family is open to others from outside of the immediate family system family members allow outsiders to enter the system and they can go outside the system to get help parents set clear generational boundaries that means parents are the caregivers and children are secure in their role as siblings children and
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